The chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council has suggested it could appoint a retired judge to be part of the inquiry into extradition bill clashes between police and protesters. Photo: Robert Ng

Police watchdog could appoint retired judge to join inquiry into Hong Kong extradition bill clashes

  • Chairman of Independent Police Complaints Council Anthony Neoh raises possibility of appointing retired judge to special panel
  • Senior sources call move ‘very unusual’ and question whether council even has authority to do so
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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The chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council has suggested it could appoint a retired judge to be part of the inquiry into extradition bill clashes between police and protesters. Photo: Robert Ng
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.